Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation to Celebrate National Philanthropy Month and “Giving Tuesday” by Saying Thank You

The Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation will say “thank you” to donors as part of the Giving Tuesday and National Philanthropy month initiative at their annual "Thank-a-thon."

As most people are familiar with the holiday shopping trends, “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday,” Giving Tuesday was born out of need to recognize the importance of charitable giving during the holiday season.

It is a new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday is considered to be the ‘opening day of the giving season,’ and it is a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for their favorite causes and think about others.

The Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation is taking the opportunity to say thank you to donors on Thursday November 24th, prior to Giving Tuesday (November 29th) and talk to them about needs, priorities and how important their generosity to the community and the hospital is – during the holidays and all year round.

“Our staff will be sitting down to call donors throughout the day,” explains Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation CEO, Brad Jacobs, “We are grateful for the support our donors give to us all year round – so this is an opportunity for us to let them know that we will be thinking of them and their families over the holidays, while sharing the impact their gifts have made in our community.”

The Foundation plans to call close to three hundred donors to say thank you, the New Waterford and Glace Bay Hospital Foundations who are partnered with the Regional Hospital will also be part-taking in the thank-a-thon to celebrate National Philanthropy month and Giving Tuesday.

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